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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2007, 11:16:12 AM »
For me it has stood the teeth of time, i still listen to it til today, it is a really cool ass album, has a nice, smooth vibe to it.  8)

Maybe the R&B songs are weak for hiphop fans, but as R&B it is definately not weak, i prefer such R&B songs over that poppy bullshit nowadays like Ne-Yo, Mario Winans, Bobby Valentino etc.
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2007, 11:34:26 AM »


Anybody notice how Dre gave Eminem a lot of throwaway Firm beats for his Slim Shady LP?


Naw man.. I actually think those are fresh beats that Dre made for Em on the Slim Shady LP.  I mean.. I can't imagine Nas and AZ rappin over the corky "My Name Is" beat or the "Giulty Conscience" beat.  Even though "Role Model" beat sounds too hardcore to fit the lazy Firm style.

 
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2007, 11:35:44 AM »
For me it has stood the teeth of time, i still listen to it til today, it is a really cool ass album, has a nice, smooth vibe to it.  8)

Maybe the R&B songs are weak for hiphop fans, but as R&B it is definately not weak, i prefer such R&B songs over that poppy bullshit nowadays like Ne-Yo, Mario Winans, Bobby Valentino etc.
Couldn't have said it better  8)

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Good point, yeah.. Dre's R&B I definitely prefer to that Ne-Yo, Mario Winans, and Bobby Valentino stuff that's hot today........
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2007, 01:15:06 PM »
When Dre left Death Row, he wanted to stop making hip hop because of the violence and focus on R&B, so half or more are just singing. But the tracks that aren't R&B are pretty good. Especially the King Tee song.

the rnb shit is weak.... rap tracks are dope tho

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2007, 01:55:03 PM »
i could see 'role model' being used for the firm, but i still think all dre's beats for SSLP were tailormade.

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2007, 02:02:11 PM »
The dope tracks are:

King T - Str8 Gone
Dr. Dre - Been There, Done That
RBX - Blunt Time
Group Therapy - East Coast/West Coast Killaz

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2007, 02:13:39 PM »
I rememebr back in like 1997 when this compilation came out, all my firends was just saying how "wack" the album.

10 years later, in retrospect, this album freakin BANGS!

There's not much Dre on it, but if you LOVE classic G Funk, this album is for you.

Some of the beats are hit and miss, but the beat for that Mel Man joint "Shittin On the World" is is off the chains, thought it was dope in 97, and that shit is still dope today.


The sad part is, that Aftermath compilation is way more entertaining than 95.3% of the bullshit that comes out now...

It came out in 96. And G-Funk?! I thought the Dre sound in 96 was getting more dark and eerie. More like his "2001" sound.
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2007, 02:23:00 PM »
This isn't really a Dre album in the sense that he only appeared on two tracks and out of the 16 songs on the album he only produced 5 of them.  The rest of the songs are produced by the Aftermath in-house producers that he was fuckin with at the time.  It's a pretty good album, but if you're expecting something on the level of the Chronic you'll probably be dissapointed.

co-sign.. this wasnt Dre's second album it was COMPILATION album to showcase the Aftermath artists..

it was "DR. DRE PRESENTS" not "DR. DRE" similar to "SNOOP DOGG PRESENTS DOGG HOUSE ALL STARS"

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2007, 03:59:50 PM »
I always thought Dre's work on the Aftermath compilation was pretty good.

Loved the production on RC's "Sexy Dance" joint.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2007, 07:22:32 PM »
I always thought Dre's work on the Aftermath compilation was pretty good.

Loved the production on RC's "Sexy Dance" joint.

Sexy Dance is one of my favorite Dre productions of all time.  To me there are only 4 wack tracks on the album.  The tracks Dre produced are fire, though not as good as the stuff Dre did the other songs on the album are decent.  If you're a hip hop head only you're not gonna like all the r&b on the album, but to me the r&b stuff was good.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2007, 10:24:29 PM »
Definitely an over-HATED album. I wouldn't say it was a good album, but there were some phenomenal tracks on it. IMO, it's worth copping just for the Dre tracks.
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2007, 11:20:42 PM »
The dope tracks are:

King T - Str8 Gone
Dr. Dre - Been There, Done That
RBX - Blunt Time
Group Therapy - East Coast/West Coast Killaz

The rest is BULLSHIT

You got to atleast put Nationowl on that list.  His track was very creative, and metaphors/rhymes, concept, beat, was all on point.

LOL@the Hittman rumours that were going around the net in 2000 saying that he was Hittman.  Their voices are similar though.
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2007, 03:25:34 AM »
Definitely an over-HATED album.

co signing this. I really enjoy these R&B tracks with "hard" beats and as mentioned before, this album brought us at least one all time classic song (east coast/west coast killas). the compilation is way underrated which I think partly is due to the fact that people mistake it for a dr. dre album cause they can#t seem to read properly ...

since the album is quite easy and cheap to get these days it's a good purchase for throwback music!
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2007, 06:58:26 AM »
I rememebr back in like 1997 when this compilation came out, all my firends was just saying how "wack" the album.

10 years later, in retrospect, this album freakin BANGS!

There's not much Dre on it, but if you LOVE classic G Funk, this album is for you.

Some of the beats are hit and miss, but the beat for that Mel Man joint "Shittin On the World" is is off the chains, thought it was dope in 97, and that shit is still dope today.


The sad part is, that Aftermath compilation is way more entertaining than 95.3% of the bullshit that comes out now...

It came out in 96. And G-Funk?! I thought the Dre sound in 96 was getting more dark and eerie. More like his "2001" sound.

Ofcourse this album is G funk, it's the last pure "G Funk" record Dre put out, can't you hear all the synths and whiney basslines on almost all the songs?

Sure it may be a bit "darker" than Doggystyle G funk or Chronic G Funk, But it's mos def G Funk Blunt Time is a perfect example of  a asong being classic "Dr. Dre style" G Funk, with the synths and those pounding drums....
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2007, 10:46:45 AM »
'killas' is a dope song but I bump blunttime way more.

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2007, 11:13:18 AM »
'killas' is a dope song but I bump blunttime way more.

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2007, 11:40:21 AM »
That album gets no play in my book especially in that year we had to much heat coming out Pac was killin everything.
All of Dres albums are like Compilations arent they ???
 

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2007, 11:15:57 PM »
That album gets no play in my book especially in that year we had to much heat coming out Pac was killin everything.
All of Dres albums are like Compilations arent they ???

nah, dre has a hand in producing every track but one or two on his albums. on the AM he only produces 7 tracks

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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2007, 07:02:03 AM »
how is no one going to give "Fame" any love??? Dre dropped a sick ass beat on that one and the remake of the old classic is up to its standards. King T comes on and rips the verse, one of my fav songs on the cd. All the dre produced tracks are sick, i really liked that style he had during thiss time
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2007, 07:31:29 AM »
The two RC tracks are fire - some of the best produced tracks I've ever heard, especially Sexy Dance.
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2007, 08:02:16 AM »
how is no one going to give "Fame" any love??? Dre dropped a sick ass beat on that one and the remake of the old classic is up to its standards. King T comes on and rips the verse, one of my fav songs on the cd. All the dre produced tracks are sick, i really liked that style he had during thiss time

King Tee did alright on that track, but you know that origionally Busta Rhymes was supposed to guest appear and I think it was going to be a single.  I don't like Busta that much, but I would have liked to have seen it become a single.   But that song is one of Dre's most under-rated.
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2007, 06:34:05 AM »
Okay, now we got a classic.  I made a new tracklist, got rid of the wack cuts, and added a quick review of each song with rating out of 10.


1.  10- Group Therapy- "East Coast Killaz/ West Coast Killaz"- Most under-rated hip-hop song ever.  Most important hip-hop song ever.
2.  7.5- Mel-Man- "Shittin On The World"-  The beat is bangin! obviously he doesn't have that much skills on the mic, but he's making fun of himself anyway, so it works.
3.  7.5- RBX- "Blunt Time"-  Another great beat, RBX flips it, makes it smooth, another innovative track.
4.  8.5- Dr. Dre- "Been There, Done That"-  Dre takes a trip down memory lane, a little too materialistic, but still a memorable track detailing Dre's departure from gangsta rap.
5.  1.5- Kim Summerson- "Choices"-  better than most R&B on radio today
6.  3- Hands On- "Got Me Open"-  Beat is bangin, Dre drops a verse similar to No Diggity, could of possibly been a single
7.  7.5-King T- "Straight Gone"-  The only gangsta cut on the album, a certified banger, no doubt
8.  2- Maurice Wilcher- "Please"-  Again, not that great, but better than most R&B out on radio today
9.  6.5- RC-  "Sexy Dance"-  This track also could have been a single, this is easily the best R&B joint on the album
10.  3.5- Sharief- "L.A.W."-  If nothing else, this song displays Dre's willingness to work with East Coast artists/styles
11.  9- National- "NOWL"-  This is a really interesting track, a mood is sad, doomsday, brooding, melancholy, kind of predicts the fall of hip-hop, the rhymes/metaphors are creative, and it all comes together to make one of the most compelling tracks on the album.  The beat is smooth like the other tracks Dre worked on, and the rappers voice sounds like Hitman but his lyrics have way more depth than any of Hitman's work.
12.  8- RC-  "Fame"-  David Bowie cover.  Another track that could have been a single.  The beat is sick, and King T comes tight on it.  Could of had crossover alternative appeal as well.


^^  So if the album would have came out like that.  12 tracks deep.  I think the critics couldn't hate on that.  That's some visionary work, it's the album of Dre's I still listen to the most after all these years. 
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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2007, 07:39:04 AM »
I think I had this album but don't remember.. any chance someone can hook it up?


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Re: How bad was Dre's "The Aftermath" album
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2007, 09:00:05 AM »
i think it got such as backlash partly because dre had left deathrow and partly cause people were worried dre was turning rnb.
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« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2007, 09:03:37 AM »
i remember there was an interview with dr. dre on mtv (in his studio) in 1996. he was talking about this song and played a version of it. he also told that he called busta rhymes to be a part of "fame".

12.  8- RC-  "Fame"-  David Bowie cover.  Another track that could have been a single.  The beat is sick, and King T comes tight on it.  Could of had crossover alternative appeal as well.